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    snow thrower disappointment

    I just put a used 42" thrower on my L120. Wow, am I disappointed! We just got about 3 inches of snow and it would throw the snow 4-5 feet at most! I ended up blowing the same snow probably 5 times. I just ended up using the thing as a plow.

    This is pathetic compared to my walk behind thrower, which throws at least 15 feet.

    Is there something I need to fix or do I just have unrealistic expectations?

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    I don't really know but it doesn't seem right.
    Are ya running full RPM's?
    Belts (if any) on correct pulleys?
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    yeah everything looks good. the impeller is moving very fast. i can take a video or pictures if that would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm556 View Post
    yeah everything looks good. the impeller is moving very fast. i can take a video or pictures if that would help.
    It just may for others. I don't have one and never used one. 4-5 feet does seem lame.

    BTW, where ya from?
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    3 inches of snow really isn't a lot. How fast were you feeding the unit? Snow blowers like lots of snow.

    Also, was it a wet heavy snow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    3 inches of snow really isn't a lot. How fast were you feeding the unit? Snow blowers like lots of snow.

    Also, was it a wet heavy snow?
    I'm going to bet it was heavy wet snow based on the season and that the relative light amount of snow also made for an underwhelming experience. Did you perhaps try your walk behind at a similar feed rate in the same snow?

    Wait until you get 6-12" of fluffy stuff and can really feed that blower before you condemn it completely.
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    Being from Wisconsin and hearing the weather reports from the two states lately... I'm going to guess heavy wet snow, like said..

    Also like said.... When you get a foot of dry fluffy snow to work with it will be a different story..

    Now.. I can't help but wonder if a belt driven L series blower isn't a single state blower.. ???
    This will make a big difference in performance.. If so, don't be further surprised if 6" and 12" of snow are two very different experiences...

    Each time I have used my JD 59", pto driven (2 stage) blower, every time has been a different experience..

    Good luck..
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    I'll throw out a question, two stage or single? One more, is it a JD blower or another brand? With all these questions answered and not just mine we should be able to come up with something for you.. Don't hit the wall yet!
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    Randy do you have a tricked up 25G computer system? I barely had time to submit and you were right there!!!! Incredible..
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